F.A.Q.

It’s been a few years since I voted, am I still registered?

To determine if you are registered to vote, and the address at which you are registered, you may visit the My Voter Page (MVP) on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, or call us at (770) 387-5098.

My name or address has changed since the last time I voted, how do I update my information?

Simply complete a new Voter Registration Application and submit it 30 days prior to the Election Day.  If you move or change your name after 30th day prior to the Election Day, go to the same place you usually do to vote and complete Voter Registration Application while you are there.

Are there any restrictions on when and where I can post political signs?

Yes, State Law requires that no campaigning (including signs, stickers, t-shirts, conversations, or anything else which may attempt to persuade a voter to vote for or against something on the ballot) take place within 150 feet of any location which is accepting voted ballots, including our office and the Civic Center during Advance Voting, and any or our Polling Places on Election Day.

Bartow County’s sign ordinance which covers the unincorporated part of the county states that election signs may not be placed in the public right of way, that signs may only be placed on private property with the permission of the property owner, and the maximum size and number of signs permitted vary by zoning district.  The restrictions on political signage by municipalities vary by municipality.  Residents who are unsure of the regulations for their zoning district are encouraged to check with the applicable city or county zoning department for more detailed information.

Are Absentee Votes only counted if the results are close?

Absolutely not!  All Absentee Votes are counted and reported with the Precinct Totals on Election Night.  Votes cast prior to Election Day count exactly the same as votes cast on Election Day.

How do I qualify for a County Office on the General Primary Election Ballot?

  1. There are different qualifications for each office, if you are unsure if you are qualified to run for an office, contact us and we can provide the qualifications to you.
  2. File the proper paperwork with State Ethics before you collect any money for your campaign, or use any or your own money for a campaign related expense (besides the qualifying fee).
  3. Qualify through either the Democratic or Republican Party by submitting the required paperwork and qualifying fee for the political office you are qualifying for.
 

Contact Information

Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration

Physical Address: 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy.
                             Cartersville, GA 30120

Mailing Address: 135 W. Cherokee Ave., Suite 106
                            Cartersville, GA 30120

Phone: (770) 387-5098
Fax: (770) 606-2245
www.bartowga.org

Secretary of State’s Office
(404) 656-2871
www.sos.ga.gov

State Ethics
(404) 463-1980
www.ethics.ga.gov

Bartow Democratic Party
(404) 375-7560
www.bartowdemocrats.org
BartowDemocrats@gmail.com

Bartow Republican Party

(678) 492-3182
http://www.bartowgop.com/